Chunky Salsa with Bernardin
I LOVE LOVE Salsa! It is one of my favorite things. I often have it as a snack with raw veggies instead of chips as a healthy option, instead of chips. I always thought that it would be difficult to make but after the good folks at Bernardin sent me a canning starter kit I thought that I would go for it! Check out the recipe below for a good starter recipe. I added a couple things but the most important part to follow is the actual canning process.
My best advice to you when deciding to do this is get everything pre-organized. If you have everything pre-chopped and measure once you get going it really is a fast process. The thought of cutting up all of the veggies was a little daunting but I used my T-fal Fresh Express and it was so easy! Another good tip – when handling peppers of any kind it is a good idea to wear gloves. That way you can de-seed quickly and not worry about burning your fingers, eyes etc.
Next I got all of my cans and accessories prepped. Was sure to boil the cans to sterilize them and had all my handy tools ready!
While my sauce was boiling I decided to create a fun little label for my salsa. After all I should definitely be sharing the love, right?
I am super proud of my salsa and it was really very easy. I will say that because Shaun and I like our Salsa hot we did use more chillies and Jalapenos than the recipe above, but that is the beauty of cooking.
Now I will work on making a Mild, Medium and Hot version so everyone can enjoy it. Please feel free to click on the recipe to enlarge it and print it for use at home 🙂 Enjoy!